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Partnership Brokers Training

  • University of Calgary, MacEwan Conference and Event Centre 402 Collegiate Boulevard Northwest Calgary, AB, T2N 4V8 Canada (map)

Growing demand for greater competence in managing the partnering process in multi-stakeholder relationships requires a unique skillset to form and maintain effective partnerships. This is particularly true for business, nonprofit, and government professionals that are increasingly seeking to work together to solve complex social problems.

The Partnership Brokers Association, together with CCVO and JS Daw & Associates, are pleased to bring the globally recognized Partnership Brokers Training program to Calgary. This is an intensive program, designed for a diverse group of partnership practitioners from business, nonprofit, community, government, and philanthropy. Successful program participants bring a combination of education and/or experience to the program that allows them to critically evaluate and apply the partnership brokering skills learned.

This skills training allows participants to:

  • Gain a theoretical framework for partnership brokering and the development of inclusive and innovative partnerships, consortia, and coalitions.

  • Develop skills in scoping, resource-mapping, facilitation, interest-based negotiation, relationship management, reaching agreement, and reviewing.

  • Explore common partnership brokering challenges and how to address them.

  • Create individualized action plans to apply the lessons from the course.

Download Partnership Brokers Training program brochure.

This Partnership Brokers training will challenge you at the personal level as much as at the professional level. I found it to be very practical, and have already used tools I learned within my organization to strengthen and redefine our current partnership.
I have enjoyed a number of wonderful professional development opportunities throughout my career, but Partnership Brokers Training is certainly at the top of that list! I believe the content, expert instruction, and inspiring colleagues form a magical product that is second to none!

Training Team: 

PBA Authorized Practitioner Trainers


Jocelyne Daw is a pioneer and expert in the evolution of authentic cross-sectorial partnerships, collective impact and community engagement. For over 30 years, she has acted as an internal and external broker, helping countless organizations and people build successful partnerships through coaching, training and facilitation.

Julie Mundy is Director of Training at the Partnership Brokers Association and is an experienced independent partnerships specialist. Julie has worked across Asia, Europe, Australia and Southern Africa for over 20 years, in project and organisational design, management, strategy, leadership and governance.

David Lee has over 15 years of leading and facilitating significant management and change initiatives with corporate, non-profit and government organizations. As a consultant and Executive Direct of Corporate Development for the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC, he has led and supported the development of partnerships across organizations and sectors, particularly in the area of social enterprise.

Partnership Brokers Training - Calgary 2018

Partnership Brokers Training - Calgary 2018


Partnership Brokers Global Network

For those who have completed Partnership Brokers Training, you're now part of an alumni of over 3,000 partnership brokers worldwide, and we'd like to invite you to join our Partnership Brokers Network, hosted on the Mighty Networks platform. This is exclusively for graduates of the Partnership Brokers Training.  Join here - it only takes a minute to set up your profile! You can also access the network on your phone with the Mighty Networks mobile app.

Become an Accredited Partnership Broker

Another Advanced Practice option for alumni is Accreditation, a 4-month distance-learning course of mentored professional practice, where you work with an accredited PBA mentor to apply your newfound knowledge back in your real context. Successful graduates of this program receive formal recognition of their advanced partnership brokering skills, becoming Accredited Partnership Brokers who may use the APB post-nominals after their name.  Many alumni find this program supports and consolidates their learnings from the PBT. Please contact Dolores Puxbaumer, Learning Manager at for advice on Accreditation.